Apprentice Chefs join HITsa

HITsa launched Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery last month and welcomed 30 apprentice chefs into the program.

These chefs-in-training are at different stages of their four year apprenticeships with a number transferring from TAFE and others being new to the industry and just starting their off-the-job training.

The Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, coffee shops or similar.

Why Choose HITsa to train in a Chef Apprenticeships?

HITsa is one of ten training organisations approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver this nationally recognised qualification in South Australia.  We are proud that   Australian Hotels Association (SA) has endorsed us as a Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery training provider and we thank them for this acknowledgement.

The design and delivery of HITsa’s program makes it a great option for both employers and their apprentices.  Because classes are regular and routine (being held on a weekly basis), rostering is easier for employers.  Weekly classes are also good for apprentices because there’s no need to be away from the workplace for any length of time to attend training blocks.

Quentin Beare is HITsa’s Cookery Training Manager.  He has over 30 years’ kitchen experience including five star fine dining, local hotels, fly-in-fly-out, aged care and casual cafes.  He’s also worked in food sales, food safety, audit and workplace health and safety.  With such a broad food based CV, Quentin has been able to design a training program of the highest standard.  As an example, he’s planning excursions to food markets and similar for apprentices to experience the selection of fresh produce.

Metropolitan classes for the cookery school are being held at HITsa’s newly opened Parkside training rooms and the commercial kitchen at Coopers Stadium, Hindmarsh.  Regional training has started in Port Pirie.

HITsa’s course fee for Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery is very competitive at $1,200.  This is payable in 3 instalments ($400 per year).

Already have a contract of training?

An apprentice and employer can agree to change the training provider listed on a training contract.  For more information, you can visit the WorkReady website – .

Have questions or want to know more?

We are very excited about our cookery program and know that it is a quality training option for apprentices.  so please contact us if you are interested in commencing a Cookery Apprenticeship (we have a great network of employer contacts), or are an employer seeking a training provider – Contact HITsa.